Matheson Trucking Inc. has announced that it has added 25 new CNG and 12 LNG tractors to its fleet. The move forms part its clean energy expansion programme designed to improve air quality, lower greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and to decrease diesel fuel consumption on routes served by the Matheson Postal Services Division.
In January 2016, he company introduced 12 LNG Kenworth T880 day cabs in Oakland, California, US. It has also completed the deployment of 17 CNG Kenworth T680's in Boise, Idaho.
Matheson said that it is also in the process of taking delivery of eight additional CNG T680 sleeper cabs for its Los Angeles to Seattle runs.
"We plan to increase our inventory of green CNG tractors in the fleet wherever it is practical and cost effective to do so, and while diesel may still have an edge on long-haul routes, Matheson wants to move in a positive, responsible direction by becoming less dependent on fossil fuel," said Joshua Matheson, Vice President of operations.
Debra White, Vice President, Information Technology and Fleet Maintenance for Matheson Trucking Inc., added: “With the introduction of these new CNG and LNG tractors, Matheson estimates this will decrease the company's diesel fuel consumption by 718 468 gal./yr.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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